No Bra Day is an annual observance on October 13 on which women are
encouraged to forgo wearing a bra as a means to encourage breast cancer
No Bra Day was initially observed on July 9, 2011, but
within three years it had moved to October 13, the month of National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Users on social media are
encouraged to post using the hashtag #nobraday to promote awareness of
breast cancer symptoms and to encourage gender equality. Some users on
social media sites also encourage women to post pictures of themselves
not wearing a bra.
Some women embrace No Bra Day as a political statement while others
prefer the comfort of discarding what they view as a restrictive,
While some Nigerians are marking the no bra
day from the main point, the breast cancer awareness, others who feel
it should be marked ‘romantically’ are turning the whole thing into
Some Nigerians have even gone as far as bringing comedy into the celebration.
Check out out some of the screenshots as Nigerians mark ‘No Bra Day’ on twitter. It’s currently trending.